In the response to may clarification email, the Council advises that a desktop assessment is an acceptable option:
Council will do a desktop assessment at this stage to save time and printing costs.
It is a great move! On two occasions before I printed approximately 2 kilos of paper prints (2 full 500-page rims) of the documents the Council had to have in a hard copy. This was a lot of waste of trees which were cut down to make the paper 🙁